Project KCC is a Kenikodjo initiative to introduce Ghanaian children in public school to various forms of creative arts and to encourage them to take an active interest in them.
Studies have shown that exposure to the various creative arts forms like creative writing, art, photography, music, culinary art and fashion contributes immensely to the development of the child. Self confidence, problem solving skills, collaboration, accountability and emotional intelligence are all direct benefits of engaging children in the creative arts. Unfortunately, the current educational curriculum in Ghana does not include the creative arts.
With Project KCC, children are introduced to some creative art forms over a period of time. They are given the opportunity to interact with people who excel in those art forms and mentor-mentee relationships can be established where necessary.
I just wanted to create a fun-filled environment in which Ghanaian children could benefit from the many postiives of the creative arts. This kind of exposure is meant to birth a whole new generation of creative artists.’- @kenikodjoTweet
Project KCC 2019
The pilot edition of Project KCC, a Kenikodjo initiative to introduce Ghanaian children in public school to various forms of creative arts and to encourage them to take an active interest in them, has ended successfully. It was a four day workshop in which some students from La Bawaleshie Presby 1 School tried their hands at art, photography, creative writing, cooking, dance and fashion design, from 14th to 17th August, 2019, at the Soronko Academy.
The art class saw the children painting, spraying, drawing and designing on various surfaces- bottles, boxes, calabashes, candle holders and shirts with Bright Ackwerh. Kwame Pocho demonstrated the importance of capturing facial expressions with the help of emojis, in photography class. The children did some writing- poems, short stories and songs- in the creative writing class with Crystal Tettey.
Fashion design class saw the participants making hair accessories and brooches with Araba Essuman-Johnson. Dance class with Jamal and Anna-Lisa Shaibu pushed the children to invent a dance or two of their own. Jay Gyebi taught the children the secrets of making pancakes and bofrot. The workshop ended with an exhibition – Exhibit KCC- at the Soronko Academy where the children showcased the various things they learnt.
- Citifmonline- https://citinewsroom.com/2019/08/project-kcc-to-birth-a-new-generation-of-creative-artists/
- Peacefmonline – https://www.peacefmonline.com/pages/local/education/201908/389852.php